NI supports Large Hadron Collider exhibition at the Science Museum

National Instruments is supporting the Collider exhibition at London’s Science Museum which transports visitors into the heart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Collider, which opened to the public on 13th November 2013, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the famous CERN particle physics laboratory. Visitors to Collider follow the journey of particle beams as they are injected into the accelerator chain, ramped up to speed and steered around the 27 km tunnel. Visitors are immersed in the highlight of the exhibition—a wrap-around projection taking in both extremes of the scale of the LHC, from an enormous experiment cavern to the very heart of a particle collision.

NI has long supported fundamental research in areas such as particle physics, fusion and astronomy by providing commercial off-the-shelf tools for measurement and control. CERN uses NI LabVIEW software to control the LHC collimators that are responsible for intercepting misguided or unstable particle beams.

“By sponsoring the Collider exhibition, NI is supporting its STEM educational initiatives, whilst also celebrating the incredible achievements and discoveries resulting from the Large Hadron Collider,” said Kyle Voosen, marketing director, National Instruments UK & Ireland.

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